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Highlights
Admission
Day of the Show Registration: $10.00
Non-exhibiting Suppliers: $150.00
The official IPPA Annual Meeting notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
IPPA President’s Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Pork Congress facts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2015 Seminar and Event Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
A look at how IPPA serves producers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2015 Cyclone Swine Spectacular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Special IPPA PR event. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Special Pork Congress events and attractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
IPPA to present 2014 producer awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
New state environmental steward to be announced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
National Pork Board implements new strategic plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2015 Iowa Pork Congress seminar schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
New swine health information center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Survey shows Iowans’ increased trust in farming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Agriculture continues to be backbone of Iowa economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Summaries of 2015 Iowa Pork Congress seminars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Iowa Pork Industry Center celebrates 20 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Pork Congress proceedings to be archived. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
New Product Showcase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
ISU welcomes new Extension swine veterinarian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
ISU’s new animal science chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
A first look at 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
IPPA introducing new Pork Congress promotion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Taste of Elegance to be held. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team contestants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Youth Swine Judging Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
October pork exports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Hog inventory continues to rebound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Iowa producers touched by Snowball Express event. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Soil and Water Quality Funding Summit being held in Des Moines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
USDA survey under way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Sponsor thank you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Alphabetical exhibitor listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Tradeshow floor plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Advertiser’s directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Downtown Des Moines skywalk and parking map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
The publisher cannot guarantee the correctness of all information or the
absence or errors and omissions, nor be liable for content of advertisements.
All Iowa Pork Producer inquiries should be directed to the Editor at:
P.O. Box 71009 • Clive, IA 50325-0009
Phone 515-225-7675
Iowa Toll-Free 800-372-7675
FAX 515-225-0563
email: [email protected]
www.iowapork.org
MISSION STATEMENT
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is an industry inclusive
organization whose mission is to provide a unified voice to
promote and educate for a sustainable, socially responsible,
profitable and globally competitive pork industry.
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OFFICIAL NOTICE
2015 Iowa Pork Producers Association
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Iowa Pork Producers Association will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015,
at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Delegate certification and registration will begin at 9 a.m.
MEETING AGENDA
Call to Order – 10 a.m.
President’s “State of the Association” Address
Official Notification Review
County and Member Resolutions
2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
2014 Committee Reports
2014 Financial Report
Other Business
Announcements and Agenda
Adjournment
If you would like additional information, please contact any county or state officer
of the Iowa Pork Producers Association at (800) 372-7675.
2014 Board of Directors
Executive Committee
President
Jamie Schmidt, Garner
President-elect
David Struthers, Collins
Vice President of
Operations
Curtis Meier, Clarinda
Vice President of
Resources
Al Wulfekuhle, Quasqueton
Vice President of Market
Development
Marv Rietema, Sioux
Center
Vice President of
Producer Services
Craig Rowles, Carroll
Past President
Greg Lear, Spencer
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National Pork Board
Craig Rowles of Carroll
Derrick Sleezer, Cherokee
NPPC
Howard Hill, Iowa Falls;
John Weber, Dysart
Directors
District 1 Joe Rotta, Merrill
District 2 Gregg Hora, Fort Dodge
District 3 Trent Thiele, Alta Vista
District 6 Gene Noem, Ames
District 7 David Calderwood, Traer
District 8 Heather Hora, Washington
SW Region Steve Kerns, Clearfield
SE Region Joel Huber, Wellman
NE Region Ken Ries, Ryan
Allied Art Halstead, Pella
IPPA Staff
Stakeholder Jeremy Schram,
Anthon
Ex-officio Directors
The Honorable Bill Northey
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Harold Hommes
Iowa Department of Agriculture
and Land Stewardship
Jay Harmon
Iowa Pork Industry Center
Dr. Maynard Hogberg
Dr. Lisa Nolan
Iowa State University
Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team
Queen, Sarah Wall, Iowa City
Princess, Katlyn Kahler,
Cambridge
Ambassador, Matt Kerns,
Clearfield
Directors
Rich Degner, Executive
Tyler Bettin, Producer Education
Ron Birkenholz, Communications/
Public Relations
Stephanie Carlson, Producer Outreach
Doug Fricke, Tradeshow Marketing
Joyce Hoppes, Promotions
Cody McKinley, Public Policy
Kelsey Sutter, Marketing/Programs
Jeff Vande Kieft, Accounting
Shawnie Wagner, Consumer Outreach
Assistants
Sheryl Christensen, Administrative
Jennifer Day, Administrative
Barb Nelson, Administrative
Andrea Wright, Technical
Magazine design and layout by Mindz
Eye Design
Welcome from the president
Welcome to the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress!
The Iowa Pork Producers Association has worked hard over the past several months to bring you
the best show possible and we invite you to participate in everything Pork Congress has to offer.
It’s with great pride that IPPA presents this 43rd annual event.
We’re excited that 281 different companies covering all facets of the pork industry will be
represented at the tradeshow in more than 530 booth spaces. Iowa’s status as the leading pork
producing state in the U.S. is recognized by companies worldwide and the exhibitor list includes
many international firms that markets products and services of interest to pork producers. You
will want to check with the companies that are rolling out new products this year. You can easily
access who has what in the New Product Showcase.
Jamie Schmidt
IPPA President
Many pork producers find great value in the free seminars provided at Pork Congress and
IPPA has built a reputation for having some of the best speakers and subjects pertinent to the
industry anywhere. This year’s lineup includes sessions on Iowa regulations and nuisance cases, PEDv, pit foaming, economic
forecasts and policies. IPPA has made arrangements to show Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length
documentary “Farmland” on Thursday afternoon. The film takes viewers inside the world of farming and the lives of six young
farmers and ranchers in their twenties. I encourage you to make it a point to watch the film if you haven’t seen it.
The 2015 Iowa Pork Congress will feature a keynote address by Damian Mason. “Agriculture’s Professional Funny Man” will
discuss modern ag trends, challenges and what lies ahead in telling farming’s story with sharp wit and intelligent humor.
Damian’s presentation will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
IPPA is again reaching out to tomorrow’s producers and leaders for the 7th annual Youth Swine Judging contest on Thursday at
the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This has rapidly become a popular event and we’re hopeful for another big turnout of 4-H and FFA
members to learn more about the industry and compete for valuable scholarships.
You may notice that IPPA is launching a new promotion during this year’s show to showcase pork and to drive customers to
downtown Des Moines’ restaurants during Pork Congress and beyond. “Dine on Us!” replaces the Winter Pork Picnic. Discount
coupons will be distributed to consumers and these can be redeemed on a pork meal at a participating restaurant.
The week’s activities begin on Monday with the annual IPPA Taste of Elegance contest and reception. The IPPA Annual Meeting
will be held on Tuesday, followed by the annual Kickoff Reception and Auction. The Pork Congress Banquet is on Wednesday
evening.
It’s an exciting week for the pork industry with events and activities for everyone. We appreciate your interest in Pork Congress
and hope your participation is rewarded. On behalf of the IPPA Board of Directors and staff, thank you for attending and keeping
Iowa the nation’s pork leader!
Sincerely,
Jamie Schmidt
IPPA President
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Iowa Pork Congress Facts
2015 Iowa Pork Congress
Jan. 28-29
Hy-Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesday, Jan. 28 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This year marks the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s
43rd annual Iowa Pork Congress The event attracts
hog farmers and allied industry representatives from
around the U.S., making the show the nation’s largest
winter swine tradeshow and conference. Here are
some quick facts about the Iowa Pork Congress:
• The Iowa Pork Congress is sponsored by the Iowa
Pork Producers Association.
• This is the 43rd annual Iowa Pork Congress.
• Iowa Pork Congress is the largest winter swine
tradeshow in the U.S.
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• Pork Congress is a great event for producers who
are interested in upgrading their facilities and seeing
the newest products and technologies. Agri-business
representatives, high school and college students
and anyone interested in the swine industry will find
value in attending.
• All producers – from contract feeders to employees – are
welcome to attend.
• The two-day show annually attracts approximately 5,000
visitors from more than a dozen states.
• The 2014 Iowa Pork Congress attracted 4,871 people
from Iowa and around the Midwest. A Canadian
contingent also attended.
• Nearly 300 Iowa, national and international companies
will promote various products and services available to
pork producers among 500 tradeshow booths.
• The Iowa Pork Congress offers several valuable
educational seminars and workshops facilitated by
several industry experts.
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2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars and Events
(CCCU Convention Center refers to the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center,
which was formerly referred to as Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium)
Monday, January 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. Taste of Elegance Reception (Invitation Only) – Marriott Hotel, Des Moines Room
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10 a.m. Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Annual Meeting – CCCU Convention Center, meeting room level (skywalk level,), rooms 307-310
Noon – 1 p.m. IPPA Annual Meeting Luncheon – Sponsored by National Pork Board – CCCU Convention Center, meeting room level (skywalk level,) rooms 317-319
5 p.m. Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction – CCCU Convention Center, meeting room level (skywalk level,)
rooms 316-320
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tradeshow – Hy-Vee Hall, show floor
9 a.m. – Noon Iowa Pork Queen and Premier Youth Ambassador Speeches – Hy-Vee Hall, lower level – room 104
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Seminar - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update – Eldon McAfee – Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pork Quality Assurance Plus Training Session – Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
10:45 a.m. - 12:30p.m. Seminar - PEDv to Date: Reporting, Control & Biosecurity – Dr. David Schmitt, Dr. Matt Andersen & Dr. Darin Madson -
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
12:45p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Seminar - Foaming at the Pit: A Research Update – Dr. Steve Hoff, Dr. Dan Andersen & Dr. Brian Kerr - Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Transport Quality Assurance Training Session – Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Keynote Presentation – Agriculture: Trends, Topics, Tomorrow – Damian Mason- Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Seminar - Profit Tracker 2015: Economic Outlook – Dr. Steve Meyer - Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106,
Underwritten by National Hog Farmer
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Iowa Pork Congress Producer Recognition Reception – CCCU Convention Center Grand Ball Room, pre-function area –
Presented by Alltech
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Iowa Pork Congress Banquet – CCCU Convention Center Grand Ballroom
9 p.m. Iowa Pork Congress Dessert Social – CCCU Convention Center Grand Ball Room, pre-function area – Presented by Zoetis
Thursday, January 29, 2015
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Iowa Pork Congress Youth Swine Judging Contest – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Livestock Pavilion
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Trade Show – Hy-Vee Hall, show floor
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Seminar - Evaluating & Addressing Consumer Trust – Allyson Perry- Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
10 a.m. – Noon Confinement Site Manure Applicator Training Session – Jeff Prier & Dr. Dan Andersen – Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Seminar - Policy Directions Impacting Animal Agriculture – Steve Kopperud - Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106, Underwritten by National Pork Producers Council
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seminar - Building Traceability: Health Monitoring & Animal Care Audits – Dr. Patrick Webb & Sherrie Webb - Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seminar - Showing Transparency through Social Media & Farm Tourism – Erin Brenneman & Jon Hoek - Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106, Underwritten by Pork Network
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Seminar - Farmland the Movie –Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
4 p.m. Convention Concludes
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The Iowa Pork Producers Association
Providing support for your success!
The Iowa Pork Producers Association has supported and represented the interests of Iowa pork producers
for the past 80 years. The IPPA mission is to “promote and educate for a sustainable, socially responsible,
profitable and globally competitive pork industry.” Through promotion, research, education, consumer
information, environmental initiatives, market development, public relations/communications and more, IPPA
works in support of producers and collaborates with the Pork Checkoff and the National Pork Producers
Council to ensure your ongoing success. Here is a summary of the association’s primary activities.
Membership
Iowa pork exports
IPPA works to encourage anyone actively engaged in
the production of hogs in Iowa to join their county pork
organization, or IPPA if a county group doesn’t exist.
County organizations, as well as IPPA, offer leadership
opportunities and community involvement programs.
The state association is always interested in identifying
producers as future state leaders. IPPA serves as
the voice for pork producers and strives to increase
producer profitability and provide the resources that are
essential for success on the farm.
Iowa is the nation’s leader in pork exports and
IPPA works to capitalize on producers’ reputation
for producing quality pork. IPPA producer/leaders
annually schedule international missions in
conjunction with the Iowa Economic Development
Authority to expand the export market for Iowa pork.
IPPA also works closely with the United States Meat
Export Federation and others to continually increase
exports. IPPA’s efforts are coordinated through the
National Pork Board.
Pork promotion
Education
Promotional activities can have a major impact on
consumer demand and IPPA spends a considerable
amount of resources each year conducting various
promotions and partnering with different entities to
promote pork and increase consumers’ appetites.
Whether it’s retail promotions, newspaper and
radio advertising, television appearances, sporting
events, fairs, festivals and other community events,
pork is heavily promoted in Iowa by IPPA, often in
partnership with county pork organizations and the
National Pork Board.
Knowing the importance of continuing education in
an ever-changing industry, IPPA schedules seminars
and workshops for producers to keep everyone
apprised of the latest production innovations, laws
and regulations. In addition, the association works with
Iowa State University to offer Pork Quality Assurance®
Plus and Transport Quality Assurance® certification
training sessions to producers around the state. Many
producers find the seminars offered at the Iowa Pork
Congress each year valuable, and the annual Iowa
Pork Regional Conferences bring pertinent information
to producers each March.
IPPA helps fund swine production programs
at Iowa colleges to enhance the education of
agriculture students. Educational information also
is provided annually to high school ag teachers at
their annual convention.
Research
A primary goal of the association is to increase
producer profitability through carefully directed
research projects to solve short- and long-term
problems. IPPA helps fund research projects that
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have the potential for the greatest possible return for
pork producers. The association works to improve the
review process for evaluating research proposals and
annually assesses the research needs and concerns
of pork producers.
Youth involvement
IPPA invests significant time and resources in the pork
industry’s future producers and leaders. Activities
are held each year to increase youth involvement,
knowledge and leadership in the pork industry. The
annual queen and premier pork youth ambassador
competitions give participants valuable experience in
communications and public speaking. The Cyclone
Swine Spectacular was a new event held at Iowa
State University in Ames last year for all 4-H and FFA
members from 4th through 12th grades to create youth
interest and involvement in the industry. The Youth
Judging Contest held at Pork Congress has been highly
successful in creating and/or enhancing interest in pork
production among 4-H and FFA members.
IPPA continually shows its support of youth by
sponsoring numerous scholarships and awards through
the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement, Iowa
FFA and Iowa 4-H. The Iowa Pork Foundation also offers
scholarships to incoming and returning college students
who are pursuing a career in the pork industry.
Public relations
A key part of IPPA’s work is to continually publicize
positive information about the pork industry. The public
is regularly updated and informed through the use of
news releases, advertising and other programs.
Regular public relations campaigns are utilized to
explain pork producers’ values toward their livestock,
the environment, their neighbors and communities, and
their product. The impact of pork production on the local
and state economies also is a major focus.
Through professional training programs such as
Operation Main Street, several Iowa producers regularly
speak to local civic organizations in the state to tell the
pork story and share positive and factual information.
Communications
IPPA maintains several key communications vehicles to
inform and educate producers, teachers, students, key
industry stakeholders and the public.
The Iowa Pork Producer magazine is a bi-monthly
publication that provides IPPA program updates,
research results, educational opportunities, environmental
topics and national Pork Checkoff accomplishments.
The IPPA Headlines newsletter takes an in-depth look at
various industry-related topics. Additionally, the News for
Members e-newsletter delivers program updates, current
news, educational opportunities and other information for
producers on a bi-weekly basis.
The organization’s web site iowapork.org and social
media channels provide a wealth of information and
resources to people around the world.
Public policy
IPPA serves as the voice of pork producers on the
state and national public policy levels. The association
monitors the Legislature and other governmental
agencies in order to protect the interests of producers
and work to encourage positive legislation affecting
producers. IPPA is active in the rule-making process
for livestock environmental regulations, air and water
quality issues and numerous advocacy efforts. IPPA is a
non-partisan, producer-led organization that represents
thousands of pork producing farms across Iowa.
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IPPA 2nd annual Cyclone
Swine Spectacular event
The Iowa Pork Producer Association’s 2nd annual
Cyclone Swine Spectacular will be held next month in
Ames before the Iowa State University Block and Bridle
Club’s annual Spring Market Hog Show.
The event will be held on Feb. 28 at the Hansen
Agriculture Student Learning Center on the south side
of campus and all young swine enthusiasts age eight
to 18 are invited to participate at no charge.
The morning’s activities will consist of a knowledge
bowl, swine judging, pork fabrication workshop and
speeches for the top five individuals of each age
division. A photo and essay contest will be judged
prior to the event. Photo and essay entries are due to
IPPA Feb. 13. Contestants will be divided into junior,
intermediate and senior divisions. Jon DeClerck, ISU
livestock judging coach, will facilitate the judging
classes and Corning Meat Processing will lead the
fabrication session.
The hog show begins at 1 p.m. and invites exhibitors
of any age to show either market weight crossbred or
purebred hogs. There is a $20 per-head fee to be paid
at check-in to participate in the hog show.
“Youth education is very important to the swine industry
as a whole,” said IPPA Consumer Outreach Director
Shawnie Wagner. “This event was created to help
youth learn about the industry in a fun and exciting way
while testing their knowledge and skills.”
Students can win a variety of prizes at the event.
Points will be awarded for each activity and the more
a student participates, the more points he or she will
earn toward the Sweepstakes! A Sweepstakes winner
will be selected in each age division with the prize
being a custom belt buckle. Other event prizes include
duffle bags, gift cards, boot bags, jackets and more!
Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.
For more information or to register, visit iowapork.org
and click on the Cyclone Swine Spectacular logo on
the home page.
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Producers invited to special IPPA PR event
Jan. 27
The Iowa Pork Producers Association
Public Relations Committee will hold a
special event on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to
announce a new vision and strategy
for promoting the pork industry and its
producers.
This event will be held after the
IPPA Annual Meeting and prior
to the Iowa Pork Foundation
Kickoff Reception and Auction
from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in
Room 306 of the Veterans’
Memorial Community Choice
Credit Union Convention Center.
Any interested producers or
friends of the pork industry are
invited to attend. Soft drinks and
light snacks will be provided.
The new PR strategy is designed to utilize
the talent and energy of producers and
friends of the pork industry.
IPPA staff is compiling a list of various
2015 conventions and conferences
being held around Iowa. The committee
is targeting state and/or regional
conventions and conferences that will
bring in a minimum of 250 people.
The committee will select one or two
events in each of Iowa’s major cities
that will bring large groups of people
together. IPPA will then offer to sponsor
a meal during the selected convention
in return for an opportunity to address a
group session.
The first event will be the Iowa
Newspaper Association Convention in
Des Moines in early February. The PR
Committee is sponsoring a luncheon and
will address the attendees at that time.
Major Iowa Convention and Visitors
Bureaus are excited about the
program, saying it’s an approach
that is somewhat unique and will be
welcomed with open arms by most
conventions.
The focus of the PR announcement
will be to provide details of the
initiative and identify producers who
may be interested in speaking to
large convention groups in Iowa. The
committee wants to build a strong
network of individuals who are willing
to speak at these types of events and
compensate those who do.
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Special Events and Attractions
Kickoff Reception
& Auction
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
Community Choice
CU Convention Center,
skywalk level, rooms
316-320
The Iowa Pork
Foundation raised a
record $22,620 for student scholarships at this event
in 2014 and will be hoping to equal or surpass that
amount this year. Come and enjoy the free cocktails
and pork buffet, peruse all of the donated items and
get prepared for all of the fun of the live auction. Your
bidding and purchases will be greatly appreciated!
Keynote
Presentation –
Damian Mason
Wednesday, Jan. 28,
2-3:15 p.m. – Hy-Vee
Hall, lower level, rooms
107 & 108
“Agriculture’s
Professional Funny
Man” will discuss modern ag trends, challenges and
what lies ahead in telling farming’s story with sharp wit
and intelligent humor. Mason has presented to more
than 1,600 audiences in all 50 states and eight foreign
countries. Make plans to catch Damian Mason, only at
Pork Congress!
Producer
Recognition
Reception
Wednesday, Jan. 28,
4-6 p.m.
Community Choice CU
Convention Center, prefunction area, 4th floor
Warm up for the
Pork Congress Banquet at this late afternoon
reception as we recognize producers and other
stakeholders for their leadership in the pork industry.
We’ll also informally recognize public policy efforts
and involvement. Join producer leaders, industry
stakeholders, public policy decision makers and newly
elected officials for conversation, cocktail and hors
d’oeuvres. Presented by Alltech.
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Banquet
Wednesday, Jan. 28,
6-9 p.m.
Community Choice
CU Convention Center,
Grand Ballroom, 4th
floor
If it’s the awards, the
youth competition or
the great pork dinner that brings you to the banquet,
you’re assured of having an enjoyable time! IPPA will
recognize the outstanding efforts of many producers
and key contributors to the industry’s success during
the banquet. The 2015 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership
Team also will be announced, so make plans to join us
in the beautiful grand ballroom.
Dessert Social
Wednesday, Jan. 28,
9 p.m.
Community Choice CU
Convention Center, prefunction area, 4th floor
What’s for dessert?
Stick around after
the banquet and
help yourself to a delicious assortment of after-dinner
favorites. You can enjoy a cocktail and chat with the
new IPPA president and get to know the new Iowa
Pork Youth Leadership Team. Presented by Zoetis.
Youth Swine
Judging Contest
Thursday, Jan. 29,
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Livestock Pavilion, Iowa
State Fairgrounds
4-H and FFA
members from all
around Iowa are
invited to IPPA’s 7th annual Youth Swine Judging
Contest during Pork Congress. This is an excellent
opportunity for students to learn more about Iowa’s
pork industry, test hog judging skills, earn valuable
college scholarships and visit the Iowa Pork Congress
tradeshow.
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2014 Producer Awards
IPPA to announce 73rd class of Master
Pork Producers
Iowa’s top pork producers will
be featured as the Iowa Pork
Producers Association presents its
2014 producer award winners at the
2015 Iowa Pork Congress Banquet
in Des Moines on Jan. 28.
The 73rd class of Master Pork
Producers, the Pork All-American,
the Master Seedstock Producer
and the Honorary Master Pork
Producer all will be formally
recognized during the banquet.
Another full class of Master Pork
Producers has been selected for
2014 and each will receive the
prestigious belt buckle, symbolic
of the award, at the banquet.
The recipients are nominated by
their neighbors and peers and
recognized for their innovation,
attention to quality, efficiency and
production records within their farm
business.
IPPA also will announce the first
recipient of the Iowa Master Pork
Partner Award. This newly created
award aims to recognize production
company employees who have
demonstrated positive impacts in
their production systems and a
commitment to the We Care ethical
principles, but do not have active
daily roles at a specific production
site.
A young producer who is
recognized as a successful and
dedicated businessperson and a
community leader will receive the
2014 Pork All-American Award, the
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highest honor an Iowa
pork producer can
receive.
The Iowa Purebred
Swine Council will
name the winner of
its Master Seedstock
Producer Award
for 2014. The
award recognizes
an outstanding
seedstock producer
who has proven to
be a notable example of integrity,
leadership and success in the
production and promotion of the
purebred swine industry.
In addition to the producer awards,
a person who has provided
outstanding and distinguished
service to the betterment and
success of Iowa’s pork industry will
receive the Honorary Master Pork
Producer Award.
The Iowa Pork Congress Banquet
will be held at the Veterans’
Memorial Community Choice
Credit Union Convention Center
starting at 6 p.m. and all IPPA
members are invited to attend.
2014 Environmental Steward Award
IPPA to announce new state
environmental steward
The majority of Iowa pork producers do their best to
maintain the integrity of our natural resources, but one
producer stands out in the crowd and will be presented
the 2014 IPPA Environmental Steward Award by the
Iowa Pork Producers Association.
The 2014 winner will be introduced during the banquet
at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Choice Credit
Union Convention Center on Jan. 28 in Des Moines.
The award is presented to an Iowa hog farmer who
demonstrates positive contributions to our natural
environment. There are no limits to the size or type of
production system.
A selection committee comprised of pork producers,
pork industry environmental professionals, Iowa State
University Extension representatives and natural
resource organizations reviews the nominations. The
nominees are scored in seven key areas: general
production, manure/nutrient management, soil and
water conservation, air quality, public and neighbor
relations, wildlife and environmental management
innovations.
Jenny and Bruce Wessling receive the 2013 IPPA
Environmental Steward Award from IPPA President Jamie
Schmidt at the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress Banquet.
The 2014 winner will be featured in advertising, displays
at the banquet and the Iowa Pork Congress, and in the
March issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine.
IPPA started selecting an environmental steward award
winner in 2007.
Jenny and Bruce Wessling of Grand Junction were
recipients of IPPA’s 2013 Environmental Steward Award
and were named winners of the national award for
2014.
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National Pork Board implements
new strategic plan
A new strategic plan that focuses on anticipating
and managing the changing world facing U.S. pork
producers now and in the future was implemented this
month by the National Pork Board.
Rooted in collaboration between industry and supply
chain partners, the new National Pork Board vision is
to elevate U.S. pork as the global protein of choice by
continuously and cooperatively working to do what’s
right for people, pigs and the planet.
“It’s a plan sharply focused on a vision for the future of
America’s pork producers. It defines in clear, customercentered language a set of objectives focused on
results,” said Dale Norton, Pork Checkoff president and
a pork producer from Bronson, Mich. “Our task force,
which included pork producers and representatives
from allied industries, defined a commitment to leverage
industry and supply chain collaboration to achieve the
vision.”
During 2014, the task force met several times, analyzing
and discussing economic forecasts and research
collected from pork producers, protein processors,
foodservice operators, retailers and consumers. Unlike
the previous strategic plan, this new effort is more
customer-centric, with a commitment to transparency and
continuous improvement.
The task force set three distinct goals to drive National
Pork Board performance. The goals, supported by a
total of 17 specific and measurable objectives, include:
• Build Consumer Trust – Working collaboratively
with food chain partners, the National Pork Board will
enhance consumer trust in modern pork production
by promoting producer adoption of on-farm
management practices that reflect the industry’s
ethical principles and by sharing its commitment to
continuous improvement with consumers and key
stakeholders.
• Drive Sustainable Production – The National Pork
Board will invest in research and producer education
programs that enhance pork productivity and
sustainability of pork production and deliver benefits to
producers, their communities and consumers.
• Grow Consumer Demand – Working in concert
with food chain partners, the National Pork Board
will grow domestic and international consumer
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demand by focusing on pork’s improved nutrition,
quality and sustainability.
Two additional priorities emerged during the planning
task force’s meetings and discussions: clearly
addressing the growing global need for pork and
shaping the social responsibility commitment of the Pork
Checkoff. Toward that end, the duties of two positions
were expanded and elevated, with Becca Hendricks
named as vice president of international marketing,
and Jarrod Sutton named vice president of social
responsibility.
The National Pork Board will make an increased effort
over the next five years to demonstrate this improvement
by sharing information with consumers and senior
management of retail and foodservice companies,
including directors of global supply chains and
corporate sustainability officers.
The blueprint, which took more than a year to plan and
develop, will be in place through 2020 to guide the
organization.
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2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminar Schedule
All seminars and training sessions are hosted on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall.
Wednesday, January 28
Thursday, January 29
Seminars
Seminars
•
Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update
Eldon McAfee – Beving, Swanson & Forrest
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 & 106
• PEDv to Date: Reporting, Control &
Biosecurity
Dr. David Schmitt – IDALS
Dr. Matt Anderson – Suidae Health and
Production
Dr. Darin Madson – Iowa State University
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
•
Foaming at the Pit: A Research Update
Dr. Steve Hoff – Iowa State University
Dr. Dan Andersen – Iowa State University
Dr. Brian Kerr - USDA
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
• Agriculture: Trends, Topics, Tomorrow –
Keynote Presentation
Damian Mason
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 & 108
• Profit Tracker 2015: Economic Outlook
Dr. Steve Meyer – Paragon Economics
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by National Hog Farmer
Training Sessions
• Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification
Dr. Matt Swantek - Iowa State University
Extension & Outreach
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
• Transport Quality Assurance certification
Mark Storlie - Iowa State University Extension &
Outreach
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
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• Evaluating & Addressing Consumer Trust
Allyson Perry – Center for Food Integrity
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
• Policy Directions Impacting Animal
Agriculture
Steve Kopperud – Policy Directions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by National Pork Producers
Council
• Building Traceability: Health Monitoring &
Animal Care Audits
Dr. Patrick Webb – National Pork Board
Sherrie Webb – National Pork Board
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
• Showing Transparency through Social
Media & Farm Tourism
Erin Brenneman – Washington Co. pork
producer
Jon Hoek – Belstra Milling Company/ Fair Oaks
Pig Adventure
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by Pork Network
• Farmland the Movie
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108
Training Sessions
• Confinement Site Manure Applicator certification
Jeff Prier - Iowa Department of Natural
Resources
Dr. Dan Andersen – Iowa State University
10 a.m. – Noon
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
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National Pork Board announces
new Swine Health Information
Center
The National Pork Board’s
board of directors in November
approved funding of a national
Swine Health Information Center.
The new, autonomous venture will
focus its efforts on implementing
industry preparedness for disease
challenges that could affect U.S.
swine herds.
According to Dr. Paul Sundberg, vice
president of science and technology
at the National Pork Board, a $15
million investment by the Pork
Checkoff would fund the center
for five years. The center would be
governed by a board consisting of
representatives from the National
Pork Board, the National Pork
Producers Council, the American
Association of Swine Veterinarians
(AASV) and at-large pork producers.
Sundberg says the proposed
new center would work toward
recognizing and filling the resource
and knowledge gaps that currently
exist in swine disease diagnostics
as they relate to emerging diseases.
Also, the new center would work with
the Institute for Infectious Animal
Diseases at Texas A&M University
to help facilitate swine health data
analysis.
The Swine Health Information Center
would not be specifically responsible
for a disease response plan nor
would it duplicate current AASV,
NPPC or National Pork Board efforts,
Sundberg emphasized. USDA will
continue to oversee and manage
classical foreign animal diseases,
such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease,
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that already have a preparedness
plan in place.
More information on the new center
will be announced at the annual
National Pork Industry Forum March
5-7, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.
Survey: Iowans’ trust in farming growing
More Iowans understand how the
food they purchase is grown and
they increasingly trust farmers to do
a good job growing it, according
to an Iowa Food & Family Project
(Iowa FFP) survey released in
November.
Ninety-five percent of respondents
said they are “very” and
“somewhat” knowledgeable about
how the food they purchase is
produced, up 6 percentage points
from last year and 9 points from
2012. The survey also found 81
percent of people have a positive
impression about farming.
The Consumer Pulse survey,
conducted by Campaign HQ
of Brooklyn, polled 353 healthconscious Iowans who make the
majority of their household’s food
purchases. Respondents were
queried on a variety of food topics,
their familiarity with the Iowa FFP
and how that familiarity changes
their perceptions about today’s
farms and food system.
Council, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa
Pork Producers Association, Iowa
Soybean Association, Subway,
Midwest Dairy Association, Iowa
Corn Growers Association and
Casey’s General Store.
Survey results indicate the Food &
Family Project is having success.
People familiar with the Iowa FFP
said they are more knowledgeable
about farming and have a more
favorable impression about
production agriculture. They’re
10 percent more confident that
farmers care for the well-being of
their livestock and nine percent
more confident that farmers protect
the environment
“What these numbers tell us is
that we’re influencing the food
influencers,” said Iowa FFP
Coordinator Aaron Putze. “Those
involved in the Iowa FFP have
a passion for helping Iowans
be healthier, happier and more
informed about the food they
love and the farmers who grow it.
Our work is groundbreaking and
the results are real, positive and
measureable.”
Fifteen percent of respondents
said farmers “do things right
regardless of financial benefit,” up
6 percentage points from last year.
Sixty-one percent believe growers
“balance doing what’s right” with
profit, while just 14 percent think
farmers are “driven solely by profit,”
down 4 points from last year.
Launched in 2011 by the Iowa
Soybean Association (ISA), the
Food & Family Project facilitates
greater confidence among foodminded Iowans about how food
is grown and acquaints them with
the farmers who grow it. Partners
include the Iowa Beef Industry
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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
News and Notes
CSIF study shows growing
strength of farming on Iowa
economy
Iowa’s 88,637 family farms continue
to be a key driver of Iowa’s
economy, contributing six percent
more to the state economy than
in 2007, according to a new study
commissioned by the Coalition to
Support Iowa’s Farmers.
The study released on Monday
shows that more than 33 percent of
Iowa’s total economic output came
from Iowa agriculture in 2012.
The study analyzed data from the
U. S. Department of Agriculture’s
2012 Census of Agriculture and the
IMPLAN system to determine the
contributions of Iowa agriculture.
The agriculture industry goes
beyond just impacting the total
economic output of the state. One
in every five Iowans are employed
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in agriculture and ag-related
industries, accounting for
nearly 419,000 jobs. This
compares to one in six jobs in
2007.
“This study underscores how
innovative farmers have been
since 2007,” said Spencer
Parkinson of Decision
Innovation Solutions, which
conducted the study. “Despite
major weather events such
as drought and flooding over
the past seven years, farmers
have managed to increase
their productivity, benefitting
not just agriculture, but all
Iowans.”
Even with this growth, Iowa’s
farmers maintain their roots.
More than 90 percent of farms
in Iowa are family owned
and operated with farm size
averaging 345 acres.
“The agriculture industry remains
a vital part of Iowa communities,”
said Brian Waddingham, CSIF
Executive Director. “We see this
every time we host an open
house with livestock farmers.
It’s common to see hundreds of
community members attend to
celebrate what a new barn means
to their community: jobs, kids
in school and a boon to local
businesses.”
The study shows that livestock
farming and processing alone
count for $31.6 billion in economic
contribution for the state, up more
than $3.5 billion from 2007. It also
accounts for nearly 123,000 jobs
across the state of Iowa.
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2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars
Wednesday, January 28
Iowa Regulations &
Nuisance Case Update
Eldon McAfee, Beving, Swanson &
Forrest
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 105 & 106
Eldon McAfee is back to lead off the Iowa Pork Congress
seminar slate. He will discuss practical aspects of
compliance with Iowa DNR regulations as well as other
environmental compliance and protection. Eldon will
highlight animal unit calculations, inspection criteria,
self-audits, other general DNR compliance and provide
an update of current nuisance cases across Iowa. This is
your chance for more time with the attorney!
PEDv to Date: Reporting, Control &
Biosecurity
Dr. David Schmitt, IDALS
Dr. Matt Anderson, Suidae Health and Production
Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 107 & 108
Many pork producers have had the unfortunate
experience of battling a PEDv outbreak. What has the
industry learned from these experiences? How can
available vaccines help? Do I expose the herd or take it
negative? These and many questions will be discussed
as this panel of experts will share diagnostic results
to date, discuss sow immunity studies and highlight
how to prevent or manage an outbreak through vigilant
biosecurity and management measures. Attendees
also will learn more about reporting requirements as all
involved look to better understand disease spread and
control.
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Foaming at the Pit: A Research Update
Dr. Steve Hoff, Iowa State University
Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University
Dr. Brian Kerr, USDA
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
While reported occurrences have subsided, foaming
manure pits continue to create safety and storage
challenges for pork producers across the Midwest. This
panel of experts will discuss IPPA-funded research results
to date and highlight opportunities for occurrence reduction,
control and improved barn safety. Particular attention will be
paid to potential feedstuff impacts on manure foaming.
2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars
Agriculture: Trends,
Topics, Tomorrow –
Keynote Presentation
Damian Mason
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
Rooms 107 & 108
Damian Mason has spoken to
more than 1,600 crowds in all 50 states and eight
foreign countries. He is sure to deliver a provocative
yet positive look at issues impacting contemporary
agriculture. Damian will dive into modern ag trends to
highlight what we’re up against and what lies ahead
as we continue educating consumers on the realities
of ag. This informative, high energy and humorous
keynote presentation is sure to be entertaining for all in
attendance.
Profit Tracker 2015:
Economic Outlook
contributing member, works to evaluate this trust and develop
messages that can improve consumer perceptions moving
forward. Allyson will share preliminary data from CFI’s 2014
consumer research and discuss how these messages may be
used to more effectively introduce technical information into the
public discussion and the social decision-making process.
Policy Directions
Impacting Animal
Agriculture
Steve Kopperud, Policy Directions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by National Pork
Producers Council
Consumer’s increased interest in on-farm animal care
practices continues to have impacts on federal policy
discussions. Steve will offer his perspective regarding how
these interests may fuel increased oversight and change
Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by National Hog Farmer
PEDv-fueled strong market prices
and relatively low feed costs paved the way for record
profit potential in 2014, but can we sustain these levels in
2015? Back by popular demand, Dr. Meyer will evaluate
many factors that may impact producer profitability in
the coming year, including grain and livestock prices,
exports, domestic demand, slaughter capacity, health
challenges and more! Don’t miss this popular Iowa Pork
Congress staple and be sure to get your seat early as the
room is sure to fill fast!
Thursday, January 29
Evaluating & Addressing
Consumer Trust
Allyson Perry, Center for Food Integrity
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 107 & 108
Consumer trust and perceptions
continue to drive change across all of
agriculture. The Center for Food Integrity, to which IPPA is a
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2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars
at the farm level while offering opportunities for the ag
community to overcome these challenges moving forward.
Building Traceability: Health Monitoring &
Animal Care Audits
Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board
Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 107 & 108
The introduction of
PEDv to the U.S.
left many experts
scratching their
heads of how
to best manage
spread of new and
existing livestock
health challenges.
PEDv is one thing, but what about the other 40+ viruses out
there? Dr. Webb will discuss National Pork Board efforts to
protect pig health and highlight opportunities for increased
traceability through diagnostic submissions and increased
information sharing. Additionally, as packers have begun
implementing on-farm audit programs for their suppliers, the
National Pork Board has focused efforts on creation of an
industry audit standard to reduce burdens on producers and
build audit process clarification across the industry. Sherrie
will highlight progress of the standard industry audit and help
producers be best prepared when they are called on.
Showing Transparency through Social
Media & Farm Tourism
Erin Brenneman, Washington Co. pork producer
Jon Hoek, Belstra Milling Company/ Fair Oaks Pig Adventure
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by Pork Network
People are
increasingly turning
to social media
for information on
animal agriculture.
But are they
getting the real
story and how do
we, as farmers,
better reach them? Recently named as a Face of Farming
and Ranching by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance,
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Erin Brenneman will share how her efforts with blogs,
social media and online videos have enabled her
to engage consumers and tell the true story of pork
production. Additionally, Jon Hoek will highlight ongoing
efforts at the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure and share how
farm tourism has blossomed into opportunities to
educate current and future pork customers.
Farmland the Movie
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level,
rooms 107 & 108
With funding support from the U.S.
Farmers and Ranchers Alliance,
the documentary from awardwinning director James Moll takes
an intimate look at the lives of six young farmers and
ranchers as they take responsibility for the operation of
their business. The Iowa Pork Congress is excited to host
this special film viewing as attendees are invited to close
out the show with pop and popcorn while celebrating this
real-life story of modern agriculture.
2015 Iowa Pork Congress
Training Sessions
Wednesday, January 28
Pork Quality Assurance® Plus
certification
Dr. Matt Swantek, ISU Extension & Outreach
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
The Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State
University Extension are teaming up to offer PQA Plus
certification at no charge! For more information, contact
Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director, at
(800) 372-7675 or [email protected]
The purpose of this program is to encourage producers
to be proactive in providing the best possible care
for their animals and show commitment to the ethical
principles of pork
production as outlined in
the We Care responsible
pork initiative.
2015 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars
Transport Quality Assurance®
certification
Mark Storlie, ISU Extension & Outreach
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
The Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State
University Extension are teaming up to offer Transport
Quality Assurance training at no charge! This is an excellent
opportunity for producers or their employees to learn
about proper animal handing and movement. For more
information, contact Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education
director, at (800) 372-7675 or [email protected]
Thursday, January 29
Confinement Site Manure Applicator
certification
Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University
10 a.m. – Noon
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103
Confinement site applicators are invited to attend this
workshop. This workshop qualifies for the two hours of
annual continuing education required for confinement site
applicators. Producers will be required to be on-time for this
session and stay for the required two hours. Anyone arriving
late or leaving early will not receive the paperwork necessary
to meet certification requirements. Producers are encouraged
to pre-register. For more information or to pre-register, please
contact Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director, at
(800) 372-7675 or [email protected] Applicators should
bring their manure applicator certification card to the
workshop.
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Iowa Pork Industry Center celebrates 20 years
Thanks to forward-thinking individuals, cooperative
planning among Iowa State University colleges and
administrators and external organizations like Iowa
Pork Producers Association, and a well-defined focus
on assisting Iowa’s pork industry with efficient and
effective technologies, the Iowa Legislature approved
establishment of the Iowa Pork Industry Center in 1994.
Original primary objectives
• Maintain and expand Iowa’s leadership role and
competitiveness in national pork production;
• Assist the pork industry in the evaluation of
emerging technologies and to implement those
technologies applicable to Iowa conditions;
• Assist the pork industry in assessing the impact
of consumer, environmental, marketing, and
regulatory trends on pork production; and
• Assist the Iowa pork industry in maintaining
national leadership as a low-cost source of high
quality pork in environmentally- and animalfriendly production systems.
Dedicated leaders
Lauren Christian 1994--1998
James McKean (interim) 1999--2000
John Mabry 2000--2012
Rodney “Butch” Baker (interim) 2012--2014
Jay Harmon (interim) 2014--2015
Whole operation approach
One of IPIC’s first efforts: TEAMPork (Total Economic
and Animal Management). This interdisciplinary group
helped producers facilitate changes in their operations
through appropriate technologies and networking.
Research partners
IPIC partners with Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
on to run modeling software to evaluate potential
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building locations. Personnel also are integral in a
three-state university (Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois)
research project on manure pit foaming.
Health information source
State and campus specialists have helped farmers work
to eradicate PRV, control PRRS, and deal with PEDV.
Certification programs
IPIC faculty and staff lead the nation in certifying
advisors and individuals in PQA Plus® and TQA®
certification programs that positively influence animal
well-being, pork quality, and significant relevant food
safety standards. Staff also promote and provide Food
Safety Quality Assurance opportunities for youth.
IPIC and IPPA
From encouragement and support of the need for
IPIC in the 1990s to cosponsoring Iowa Pork Regional
Conferences since 2001, IPPA’s professional, financial,
organizational and personal support has played a major
role in creating and sustaining the center and its mission.
The future
IPIC continues to work with and for the state’s pork
industry with increasing emphasis on emerging
programs such as nutrient management, niche markets,
euthanasia workshops, ventilation systems and controls,
and whole operation business approaches.
Iowa Pork Industry Center
109 Kildee Hall, ISU
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Phone: 515-294-4496
PORKLine: 800-808-7675 (Iowa only)
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ipic.iastate.edu
Twitter: @iowaporkcenter
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2015 Iowa Pork Congress Proceedings
SwineCast to archive 2015 Pork Congress
proceedings
A major Iowa Pork Congress attraction
for many pork producers is the wide
variety of seminars that are offered
during the two-day show. IPPA strives
to schedule the seminars without
overlap so producers can attend as
many as possible, but we know there’s
a lot going on at Pork Congress and
you may not always get to all the
seminars you want. That’s why the
Iowa Pork Producers Association has
made arrangements to ensure that
you don’t miss a thing!
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Every seminar will be recorded and
posted online so you can view them
later at your convenience.
IPPA is partnering with SwineCast to
record the seminars and make the
audio available at SwineCast.com/
ConferenceConnection. The audio
recordings will be synced up with each
speaker’s PowerPoint presentation to
provide the best possible educational
experience.
Details on how to access the
archived proceedings will be
available at each seminar. The
information will be available on
notepads provided at each session!
This service is sponsored by IPPA,
SwineCast and the Pork Checkoff.
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New Product
Showcase
These are the new products being introduced at Pork Congress.
DSM Nutritional Products
Booth # 129
45 Waterview Blvd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(800) 526-0189
www.dsm.com/animal-nutritionhealth
Contact: Dawn Bracy
(973) 257-8355
E-mail: [email protected]
AirStorm Fiberglass Fans
Nutraferma
Booth # 904
200 South Derby Lane
North Sioux City, SD 57049
www.nutraferma.com
Contact: Terry Waugh,
(712) 251-9602
E-mail: [email protected]
NF8TM
VevoVitall®
Grower Select’s AirStorm fiberglass
fans deliver superior ventilation
performance to producers who
demand the best quality and value.
Fans are manufactured using resin
transfer molding and aluminum and
stainless steel internal components,
providing capability to withstand the
most extreme environments.
VevoVitall® is an ultra-pure source
of food grade Benzoic acid. Fully
traceable with low odor, low
corrosion and low caking. VevoVitall®
is an easy to handle organic acid
and the only safe source of benzoic
acid. When added to pig diets it
acts as a preservative reducing
the activity of bacteria, yeasts and
molds.
Norem’s Equipment Sales
Booth # 812
1517 DeSota Street
Ellsworth, IA 50075
(515) 836-2102
Contact: Preston Hocking
(515) 338-0025
E-mail: [email protected]
Pit Perfect
Hog Slat, Inc.
PIT Perfect is a blend of targeted
amino acids and natural emulsifiers
that can make lagoon maintenance
and pit clean outs less timeconsuming and can stabilize
nutrients.
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PigVISION
Booth # 227
(651) 765-8240
www.agrovision.com/products/
pighusbandry
Contact: Dr. Will Marsh
E-mail: [email protected]
PigVISION
Booth # 301
1112 20th Street
North Humboldt, IA 50548
(515) 332-4014
www.hogslat.com
Contact: Dale Kenne
E-mail: [email protected]
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NF8 is a new fermented soy-protein
ingredient with higher protein content
and lower anti-nutritional factors than
soy. NF8 is a value-added source of
protein that serves as an alternative to
animal proteins for inclusion in feed.
Multiple site reporting, online
monitoring and benchmarking linked
to on-farm pork production records
systems.
ISU welcomes new Extension swine veterinarian
The Iowa State University
College of Veterinary
Medicine has announced the
hiring of the new Extension
swine veterinarian.
Dr. Chris Rademacher joined
the faculty on Dec. 1 and is
internationally renowned for
his experience and expertise
in evidence-based swine
production medicine.
“We are extremely pleased to have one of the most
progressive young swine veterinarians in the United
States joining our faculty,” said Dr. Pat Halbur, chair of the
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
department. “Dr. Rademacher’s international experience
in swine production medicine and applied clinical
research will make him a highly sought out and valued
resource for swine veterinarians and pork producers.”
As the Extension swine veterinarian, Dr. Rademacher
will continue his focus and interest in using research
methodologies to answer specific health and production
questions and disseminate that information broadly to
swine veterinarians and pork producers to continuously
improve pork production in the United States.
The Minnesota native grew up on a swine farm and went
on to earn his undergraduate and veterinary degrees
from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation,
he served as the director of health strategies for New
Fashion Pork, where he oversaw the animal health
program for more than one million market pigs. Dr.
Rademacher was recruited to join Western Operations
of Murphy-Brown in 2009, where he served as director
of production improvement for 330,000 sows and seven
million market pigs per year. He most recently worked
with the MBMO division in Princeton, Missouri.
Dr. Rademacher can be contacted by phone at
(515) 294-8792 or [email protected]
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ISU names new animal
science chair
Iowa State University announced
the hiring of a new chairman of
the animal science department in
December.
Animal scientist Dr. Donald
Beermann is a former animal
science professor at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln and led the
UNL animal science department from 1999 to 2007. He
most recently served as interim director of the School of
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and interim
associate dean of the Professional Program in Veterinary
Medicine at UNL. Beermann was inducted into the
Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement in 2013.
“Dr. Beermann’s experiences have prepared him well
for this role. I look forward to working with him to further
advance the department of animal science,” said Wendy
Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences.
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Beermann grew up on a farm near Denison and is an Iowa
State alumnus, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal
science in 1971. He went on to earn a master’s degree in
meat and animal science and a doctorate in muscle biology
and human physiology from the University of Wisconsin in
1974 and 1976.
The new chairman began his new duties on Jan. 5
Beermann succeeds Dr. Maynard Hogberg, who served as
chair from 2003 until his retirement in early January. Hogberg
announced his retirement in 2013, but continued to serve as
chair until a replacement was found.
“Since his retirement announcement, Maynard has
received numerous awards recognizing his great success
as department chair and his leadership to the livestock
and poultry industry in Iowa. I thank Dr. Hogberg for his
leadership and service to the department, the college, ISU
and Iowa,” Wintersteen said.
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2015 Iowa Pork Regional Confe
Topics and Speakers
Dr. Patrick Webb, Dr.
David Pyburn & Sherrie
Webb
National Pork Board
National Pork Board staff will
deliver important industry
information and updates on the
following topics. Presenters will
vary upon location.
Development and
Implementation of a
Common Industry Audit
As packers continue
implementation of on-farm
audit programs for suppliers
the National Pork Board, under
delegate direction, has focused
efforts on creation of industry
audit standards to reduce
burdens on producers and build
audit process clarification across
the industry. Pork Checkoff staff
will share efforts of the industry
audit task force and discuss
producer expectations as
common industry audits begin in
2015.
Building Disease Preparedness and
Traceability
The introduction of PEDv to the U.S. left many experts
scratching their heads of how to best manage spread
of new and existing livestock health challenges. PED
is one thing, but what about the other 40+ viruses out
there? Pork Checkoff staff will discuss efforts to protect
pig health and highlight opportunities for increased
traceability through diagnostic submissions and
information sharing. They will share efforts of the Swine
Health Information Center, to which the Pork Checkoff
has committed $15 million, focused on swine health
monitoring and developing opportunities to better
respond to the next novel swine health challenge.
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Swine Health Research
and Status Update
Dr. Chris Rademacher
ISU Swine Extension
Veterinarian
Nationally renowned for
experience and expertise in
evidence-based swine production
medicine, Dr. Rademacher joined
Iowa State University as the new Swine Extension
Veterinarian in December of 2014. He will provide an
update of diagnostic submissions and swine health
research at Iowa State University coupled with his
goals for advanced field research and other desired
efforts in his new role. Don’t miss this chance to
connect with ISU’s newest addition to their top-notch
staff of swine health experts.
Practical Audit Preparation & Swine
Program Update
ISU Extension Swine Specialists
ISU swine specialists will address PQA Plus® advisor
roles with the common industry site audit, focus on the
critical questions and highlight those areas that may
need management changes for documentation and
standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Additionally,
specialists will provide updates on research, training
opportunities, educational programming and
resources available through the Iowa Pork Industry
Center.
PQA Plus Training
ISU Extension swine
specialists will offer PQA
Plus training from 9:30 a.m.
- noon prior to each regional
conference. These sessions are sponsored by the Iowa
Pork Producers Association and will be free for those
who pre-register. For more information or to pre-register,
contact IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or [email protected]
Mark Your Calendars!
February 23-26
erences
Who Should Attend?
Owners/operators
Contract growers
Production employees
Veterinarians
Swine industry stakeholders
Conferences are free for those who pre-register or
$5 at the door. To pre-register for any location or for
more information contact the Iowa Pork Producers
Association at (800) 372-7675 or [email protected]
Dates and Locations
Monday, Feb. 23
Sheldon
Northwest Iowa Community College
603 West Park St.
Building A, Room 116/119
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Carroll
Carroll County Extension Office
1205 W. US Hwy. 30, Ste. G
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25
Nashua
The Borlaug Learning Center
3327 290th St.
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26
Iowa City
Johnson Co. Extension Office
3109 Old Hwy. 218 S.
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored By:
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New promotion to
replace Winter Pork Picnic
After 16 years, the Winter Pork Picnic is giving way to a
new Iowa Pork Producers Association promotion during
the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress.
IPPA is launching “Dine on Us!” to showcase pork
and to drive customers to downtown Des Moines’
restaurants during Pork Congress and beyond.
There will be no cost to participating restaurants.
Customers who purchase a pork meal at a participating
restaurant can then use their $5 coupon to defray their
cost. IPPA will reimburse participating restaurants for
each redeemed coupon.
“The Iowa Pork Congress is geared toward those
involved in the pork industry; however “Dine on Us!” is
directed to the general public,” said IPPA Promotions
Director Joyce Hoppes. “Iowa’s pork producers want
to invite consumers to enjoy pork at Des Moines’ great
restaurants.”
“The picnic served us well for many years, but the
Promotions Committee felt we needed to focus on
establishing better relationships with our restaurateurs
and creating win-win situations,” Hoppes said. “Having
producers in face-to-face interaction with consumers
also will be beneficial.”
During Pork Congress, Iowa pork producers will be
stationed throughout the downtown skywalk system
handing out $5 “Dine on Us!” discount coupons.
Recipients can redeem these coupons for pork meals at
designated “Dine on Us!” restaurants.
The Winter Pork Picnic had been held in downtown Des
Moines during Pork Congress and producers grilled and
served a free pork lunch to around 2,000 consumers
each year since 1999.
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2015 Taste of Elegance
The Iowa Pork Producers
Association will host the 2015
Taste of Elegance competition and
reception on Jan. 26.
IPPA’s Restaurant and Foodservice
Committee holds the contest as a
way to inspire chefs to create new
and innovative pork dishes at the
state’s best restaurants.
During the afternoon, chefs from
top restaurants around Iowa will
prepare a special pork entrée
for judging by a panel of three
food industry professionals that
will critique each dish on taste,
originality and presentation.
The judges will select and announce
the winners at the formal, invitationonly reception in the evening.
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The first-place chef will be named
Chef Par Excellence and be invited
to the national Taste of Elegance
contest this spring. The 2nd and
3rd place chefs will receive Superior
Chef and Premier Chef honors.
Cash prizes and plaques will be
awarded to the top three chefs. The
invited guests will select one chef for
the People’s Choice Award.
The event will be held at the
downtown Des Moines Marriott
Hotel, with the reception beginning
at 6:30 p.m. in the Des Moines
Room.
Anyone interested in attending the
Taste of Elegance reception should
contact IPPA’s Kelsey Sutter. The
event is semi-formal and invited
guests can enjoy samples of
the various pork entrees, hors
d’oeuvres and fine wines from local
Iowa wineries.
The Taste of Elegance is a
culinary competition designed
to inspire innovative and exciting
ways to menu pork. Funded
through the Pork Checkoff,
hundreds of similar competitions
have been held across the
U.S. to inspire talented chefs to
highlight pork in their restaurants.
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2015 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team candidates
These are the candidates who will compete for the right to represent the Iowa Pork Producers Association in 2015 as the
Iowa Pork Queen, Iowa Pork Princess and Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador.
IPPA will award $4,000 scholarships to each of the new team members. The youth team will represent IPPA
at various pork promotional and educational events throughout the year.
2015 Iowa Pork Queen Contestants
Christy Calderwood
Traer
Tama Co.
Emily Cook
Hubbard
Hardin Co.
Hannah Kessenich
Le Mars
Plymouth Co.
Heather Hoefling
Marcus
Cherokee Co.
Emily Grant
Delhi
Delaware Co.
Emma Wilson
Guthrie Center
Guthrie Co.
Hannah Reisinger
Osceola
Clarke Co.
Maggie Jennett
Blockton
Ringgold Co.
Taylor Wulf
Hudson
Black Hawk Co.
2015 Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador Contestants
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Alex Conover
Holstein
Iowa Co.
Kimberly Dornbier
Garner
Hancock Co.
Mitchell Juhl
Hudson
Black Hawk Co.
Eric Koehlmoos
Granville
O’Brien Co.
Stephanie Nielsen
Waterloo
Black Hawk Co.
Michael Tupper
Ionia
Chickasaw Co.
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2015
2014 Iowa Pork Congress
Youth Swine Judging Contest
Who:
4-H, FFA students
When: January 29, 2015
Time:
Registration 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Contest starts at 10 a.m.
Where:
Pioneer Livestock Pavilion
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
Classes:
1 Keep/Cull Gilt Class
1 Live Carcass Evaluation
1 Market Hog Class
1 Commercial Gilt
Students will be asked to participate in a
short Skill-a-Thon assessment following the contest.
Sponsors:
Please visit iowaporkcongress.org for more information.
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Pork export volume down,
value up in October
Strong variety meat exports helped
offset lower volumes for pork muscle
cuts in October, according to data
released by USDA and compiled
by the U.S. Meat Export Federation
(USMEF) in December.
and 22 percent for muscle cuts (up
from 21.5 percent). Export value
per head slaughtered was $56.99 in
October (up 10 percent from a year
ago) and $63.63 for January-October
(up 19 percent)
October pork exports were down 2
percent in volume (182,363 mt), but
still achieved a 5 percent increase in
value ($567.2 million). These results
were also bolstered by strong variety
meat exports, which were up 24
percent in volume (51,440 mt) and 23
percent in value ($101.9 million) from
a year ago. Pork muscle cut exports
were down 10 percent in volume
(130,923 mt), but increased 2 percent
in value to $465.3 million.
Exports to leading volume market
Mexico continue to shine, with
January-October volume reaching
563,601 mt – up 12 percent from
a year ago. Export value was up
35 percent to $1.3 billion – already
breaking the full-year value record
($1.22 billion) set in 2013.
Through the first 10 months of 2014,
pork export volume was 4 percent
higher than a year ago at 1.83 million
mt. Export value is on a record pace,
up 13 percent to $5.6 billion.
October pork exports equated to 24
percent of total production, which
was steady with last year, but just
18 percent of muscle cut production
– down from 20 percent in October
2013. For January-October, exports
equated to 27 percent of total
production (up from 25.6 percent)
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After a down year in 2013, exports
to Korea have rebounded. Export
volume was up 42 percent to
108,187 mt, while value increased 64
percent to $345.4 million.
Led by export growth to Colombia,
exports to the Central/South America
region remain on a record pace,
increasing 7 percent in volume
(99,349 mt) and 19 percent in value
($277.4 million) from a year ago.
Muscle cut exports to leading value
market Japan were down 4 percent
in volume (328,338 mt), but value
was steady with last year at $1.54
billion.
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Hog inventory continues rebound
Iowa’s hog inventory has returned to
an all-time high.
USDA’s National Agricultural
Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs
report for the fourth quarter of 2014
indicates there were 20.9 million
hogs and pigs on Iowa farms on
Dec. 1. The number ties September
2013 for the highest inventory on
record, according to USDA.
The Dec. 1 inventory was up 1
percent from September 2014 and
up 3 percent from last December’s
20.2 million head.
The September-to-November quarterly
pig crop was 5.19 million head, down
5 percent from the previous quarter,
but 8 percent above last year. A total
of 485,000 sows farrowed during this
quarter. The average pigs saved per
litter was 10.70 for the Septemberto-November quarter, matching the
record pigs saved per litter from the
previous quarter.
As of Dec. 1, producers planned to
farrow 480,000 head of sows and
gilts in the Dec. 2014 to Feb. 2015
quarter and 485,000 head during the
March-to-May 2015 quarter.
United States’ inventory of all hogs
and pigs on Dec. 1, 2014, was 66.1
million head. This was up 2 percent
from Dec. 1, 2013, and up 1 percent
from Sept. 1, 2014.
Breeding inventory, at 5.97 million
head, was up 4 percent from
last year and up 1 percent from
the previous quarter. Market hog
inventory, at 60.1 million head, was
up 2 percent from last year, and up 1
percent from last quarter.
The September-to-November 2014
pig crop, at 29.4 million head, was
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up 4 percent from 2013. Sows
farrowing during this period totaled
2.87 million head, up 3 percent from
2013. The sows farrowed during
this quarter represented 48 percent
of the breeding herd. The average
pigs saved per litter was a record
high 10.23 for the September-toNovember period, compared to
10.16 last year. Pigs saved per litter
by size of operation ranged from 8.10
for operations with 1-99 hogs and
pigs to 10.30 for operations with more
than 5,000 hogs and pigs.
United States hog producers intend
to have 2.87 million sows farrow
during the December-to-February
2015 quarter, up 4 percent from the
actual farrowings during the same
period in 2014, and up 3 percent
from 2013. Intended farrowings for
March to May 2015, at 2.90 million
sows, are up 3 percent from 2014,
and up 3 percent from 2013.
The total number of hogs under
contract owned by operations
with over 5,000 head, but raised
by contractees, accounted for 46
percent of the total United States
hog inventory, down from 48
percent last year.
Iowa producers touched by Snowball Express
event
Four Iowa pork producer families joined others
from Illinois, Georgia and Texas to help with a
touching pork promotion at Snowball Express VII
in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Dec. 13.
Snowball Express is an organization that is
dedicated to helping children from five to 18 years
of age who have lost a mom, dad or both in the
line of duty since 9/11. More than 1,800 children
and military family members from across the
country traveled to Texas for Snowball Express.
Following a parade in downtown Ft. Worth, the
pork producers were on hand to greet and serve
families and volunteers at a nearby ranch. In a little
over an hour, producers served more than 1,000
hot dogs, 1,000 brat burgers and 750 boneless
loin chops to those in attendance.
“Doing great things for others and giving to others through
events such as the Snowball Express definitely warms the
heart,” said Marlys Carlson, who along with her husband,
Greg, raise hogs near Stratford. “The feelings that we
experienced while helping out at the
Snowball Express were more than anything
that we had experienced before. It was
incredible.”
Pork producers also distributed Pork
Checkoff stuffed toy pigs, coloring books
and pig erasers to the children. The
opportunity reflects the pork industry’s We
CareSM initiative, which demonstrates pork
producers’ commitment to established
ethical principles that promote a better
quality of life in local communities.
Snowball Express is held each year and
children from all over the world are flown in
at no cost by presenting sponsor American
Airlines for four days of sporting events,
dances, amusement parks and more.
The Iowa Pork Producers Association joined
with the National Pork Board in supporting
the event.
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Soil and Water
Quality Funding
Summit being held
in Des Moines
A Soil and Water Quality Funding Summit will be
held on Feb. 6, 2015, at the Wallace state office
building in Des Moines.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and
Land Stewardship and Iowa Department of
Natural Resources are hosting the meeting in
cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service and The Nature
Conservancy.
The meeting will help participants be better
prepared to develop water resource projects
and funding proposals for state and federal
programs that provide funding for watershed
projects dealing with soil health and water
quality improvements.
Workshop attendees will receive updated
information on state and federal water resource
program requirements and application
deadlines. Guidance on ways to better compete
for funding and successfully complete projects
also will be provided. There will be displays and
opportunities for one-on-one conversations with
a wide array of agencies and non-governmental
organizations that provide help for watershed
projects.
The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude
at 3 p.m. Attendance is free, but participants
will be asked to register (registration information
is forthcoming). Participants also will be
encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item
for donation to the Central Iowa Food Bank.
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USDA survey under way
More than 80,000 producers and
owners across the United States
were mailed a TOTAL survey form
to complete, including 1,685 in
Iowa.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS) is currently surveying
farm operators and farmland
owners to update information
on production practices,
resource use, economic
well-being and the financial
impacts and challenges of
land ownership.
“This survey is lengthy and we
realize some producers and
landowners may have questions
or need clarification,” explained
Thessen. “In February, our
interviewers will begin reaching
out to producers and landowners
who have not yet responded to
answer any questions they may
have and help them fill out their
form.”
In addition to accurate data,
NASS is strongly committed
to confidentiality. Information
provided by respondents is
confidential by law. The agency
safeguards the confidentiality
of all responses, ensuring
no individual respondent or
operation can be identified.
NASS will publish results of the
TOTAL survey in its Quick Stats
database in August 2015. All
NASS reports are available at
www.nass.usda.gov.
Operators and landowners
are being asked to complete
the Tenure, Ownership and
Transition of Agricultural Land
(TOTAL) survey as part of
the Census of Agriculture
program, which means
response to this survey is
both required and protected
by law.
“TOTAL is one of the most
vital surveys NASS conducts,”
said Greg Thessen, director
of the NASS Upper Midwest
Regional Office. “It gives
farmers and landowners a
voice in policy making by
providing an opportunity
to set the record straight
about important issues that
directly impact the agricultural
community. It also ensures
that policies and programs
are based on accurate,
real-world data that comes
directly from producers and
landowners.”
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Thank you to sponsors
Thank You,
Sponsors!
Several outstanding companies are supporting the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress through
various sponsorships. The Iowa Pork Producers Association greatly appreciates the
support of these fine allied business partners.
Tradeshow Area
•Aisle Signs - Harrisvaccines
• Restrooms - ALD/Pit Charger
•Complimentary Coffee - Manitoba • Registration Bags - Novus Pork Council, Hubbard Feeds, International
Iowa Farmer Today, Babcock • Seminar Proceedings - SwineCast
Genetics
• Dining Area - Merck Industries
• Shuttle - Greater Des Moines CVB
• Directional Signage - Nedap Agri North America
• Tradeshow Floor Graphics - Harrisvaccines
• Escalators - Boehringer Ingelheim
• WiFi - Freeman
•Lanyards - Fast Genetics
• WiFi - Timmins, Kroll & Jacobsen, LLP
• LED Screens - Harrisvaccines
• Window Clings - Boehringer Ingelheim
Judging Contest
•Waldo Genetics (lead sponsor)
•Cargill
• Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc./Automated Waste Systems
• Pork Checkoff
• Swine Genetics, Intl.
• Producers Livestock
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Thank you to sponsors
Special Events
•Annual Meeting Luncheon: Pork Checkoff
• Kickoff Reception: Iowa Pork Promotions, Inc.
• Dessert Social: Zoetis
• Producer Recognition Reception: Alltech
• Exhibitor Breakfast: Iowa Pork Promotions, Inc.
• Master Pork Producer Breakfast: Purina Animal Nutrition
IPP/January 2015
53
Exhibitors
1st Flow
Lawler, IA
1109
ADM Alliance Nutrition
Des Moines, IA
1144
Agri-King
Fulton, IL
628
3E
Des Moines, IA
426
Advanced Ag Products
Hudson, SD
204
Agri-Pro Enterprises
Iowa Falls, IA
710
Advanced Biologicals, LLC
Clear Lake, IA
101
Agri-Tech Enterprises, Inc.
Le Mars, IA
243
Advanced Swine Lighting
Elkhorn, NE
1136
AgroSoft North America
Rochelle, IL
842
Aerotech Fans/Munters, Aghort
Mason, MI
504
AgSolver, Inc.
Ames, IA
113
Ag Alliance/Koca USA
Des Moines, IA
713
AGTRONIX
Pella, IA
508
Ag Property Solutions
Emmetsburg, IA
1008
Akey
Brookville, OH
813
A
A.D.A. Enterprises, Inc.
Northwood, IA
1145
A.J. O’Mara Group
McCook Lake, SD
744
Absolute Swine
Insemination Co., LLC
Webster City, IA
704
Ace Electric
North Liberty, IA
634
54
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Exhibitors
Allflex USA, Inc./Destron Fearing
DFW Airport, TX
723
BatchNet
Paxton, IL
1040
Bedrock Concrete Products, LLC
Schleswig, IA
1135
Alliant Energy
Cedar Rapids, IA
205
Bayer Healthcare
Shawnee, KS
912
Big Dutchman, Inc.
Holland, MI
1001
Bazooka Farmstar
Washington, IA
621
Bimeda
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
209
Alltech
Brookings, SD
413
Altenburg Construction, Inc.
Slat Replacement Professionals
Lewisville, MN
844
American Agra Curtains, Inc.
Delphi, IN
540
American Heartland Insurance
Agency, Inc.
Columbus, NE
1238
American Resources/ROTECNA
Lake Mills, IA
735
Animal Health International
Sioux Center, IA
835
AP/Automated Production Systems
Assumption, IL
613
Atwood Electric, Inc.
Sigourney, IA
940
Aurora Pharmaceutical
Northfield, MN
200
B
B & B Bedding, Inc.
Oskaloosa, IA
624
Babcock Genetics, Inc.
Rochester, MN
734
Balzer, Inc.
MT Lake, MN
944
IPP/January 2015
55
Exhibitors
BIOMIN USA
San Antonio,TX
324
Choice Genetics
West Des Moines, IA
419
Controltech Corporation
Bondurant, IA
409
Bioverse AG
Pipestone, MN
607
CHR. HANSEN
Milwaukee, WI
605
Crystal Spring Hog Equipment
Omaha, NE
335
BoarMax, Inc.
Shelbyville, MO
1240
CHS, Inc.
Mankato, MN
128
Custom Builders
Tipton, IA
1045
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica,
Inc.
St. Joseph, MO
1013
CLARCOR Air Filtration Products
Jeffersonville, IN
905
Custom Precast Company
Cascade, IA
845
Boyce Patterson Livestock Co., LLC
Shelbyville, TN
311
BridgRid, Inc.
Pella, IA
407
C
Cablevey Feeding Systems
Oskaloosa, IA
1140
Cam Spray
Iowa Falls, IA
706
Canarm Ag Systems
Arthur, ON Canada
1139
Cargill
Brookville, OH
828
Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
Carthage, IL
440
CB Solar, Inc.
Ankeny, IA
405
CEI Pacer
Cedar Rapids, IA
1113
Central Confinement Service, Ltd.
Columbus, NE
118
56
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Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers
Des Moines, IA
1210
D
Commodity & Ingredient Hedging
Chicago, IL
442
D & D Distributing
Miltona, MN
622
Concept by IOWA Hearing AID
Centers
North Liberty, IA
126
Darling International, Inc.
Des Moines, IA
841
Continental Plastic Corp.
Delavan, WI
422
DeKalb Feeds
Kalona,IA
123
Exhibitors
Delphi Products
Delph, IN
1044
EIP Manufacturing, LLC
Earlville, IA
229
Des Moines Area Community
College
Ankeny, IA
1209
Elanco Animal Health
Greenfield, IN
603
Devenish Nutrition
Fairmont, MN
927
Dicam
Beatrice, NE
641
Direct Biologicals
Yankton, SD
206
Diversified Imports/Rotem
Eatontown, NJ
539
DNA Genetics
Columbus, NE
529
F
Fabra Dome
Audubon, IA
130
Energy Panel Structures
Graettinger, IA
208
Fancom North America/Can-Neth
Imports, Ltd.
Abbotsford, BCCanada
141
Engineered Products Company
Minnetonka, MN
1039
Farm Bureau Financial Services
West Des Moines, IA
542
ES Windpower
Albert Lea, MN
135
Farm Credit Services of America
Perry, IA
739
Euroduna Americas, Inc.
Plymouth, MA
226
Farm News
Fort Dodge, IA
124
EW Nutrition USA, Inc.
Des Moines, IA
1111
Farmer Boy Ag
Myerstown, PA
234
Dosatron International
Clearwater, FL
307
Double L Group
Dyersville, IA
310
DPI Global
Porterville, CA
820
DSM Nutritional Products
Parsippany, NJ
129
E
Eagle Point Solar
Dubuque, IA
112
Easy Automation, Inc.
Welcome, MN
1104
Echberg Distribution
Dunham, QC Canada
119
IPP/January 2015
57
Exhibitors
Farmers Cooperative Company
(FC)
Ames, IA
1236
Gray Field Slat Replacement
Laurens, IA
305
Harvest Energy Solutions
Jackson, MI
1126
Farms.com
Ames, IA
919
Great Plains Center for Agricultural
Health
Iowa City, IA
1203
Hawk Alarm Systems, Inc.
Mapleton, MN
1242
Farmweld, Inc.
Teutopolis, IL
526
Great Western Bank
West Des Moines, IA
825
Faroex, Ltd.
Gimli, MB Canada
320
Fast Genetics
Jefferson, IA
600
FBS Systems, Inc.
Aledo, IL
207
Feed Energy
Pleasant Hill, IA
808
FormAFeed/Challenger Feeds
Waterloo, IA
604
Furst-McNess Company
Freeport, IL
1101
G
Gasolec America, Inc.
Tulsa, OK
827
GEA Houle/Eldon C Stutsman, Inc./
Automated Waste Systems
Hills, IA
627
Genesus, Inc.
London, ON Canada
1244
IPP/January 2015
HerdStar, LLC
Mankato, MN
423
Green Gable Contracting, LLC
Fort Calhoun, NE
201
Hermitage NGT
Columbus, NE
1007
Gro Master
Omaha, NE
335
Hog Slat
Humboldt, IA
301
H
Hamlet Protein, Inc.
Findlay,OH
707
Feedstuffs
St Charles, IL
441
58
Greener World Solutions
Waseca, MN
1205
Heartland Builders Co.
Columbus, NE
404
Harrisvaccines
Ames, IA
538
Hubbard Feeds, Inc.
Iowa City, IA
618
Hurley & Associates Agri-Marketing
Centers
Glenwood, MN
725
Exhibitors
Huvepharma, Inc.
Victoria, MN
223
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
West Des Moines, IA
1208
Hydro Engineering
Norwood-Young America, MN
1137
Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman
Iowa Falls, IA
1206
Hydro Systems Co.
Cincinnati, OH
643
Iowa Farmer Today
Cedar Rapids, IA
210
Hypor
Redwood Falls, MN
1035
Iowa FFA Foundation
Ankeny, IA
1211
I
IFA Roller-Grinder
Stanley, IA
212
Ikadan System USA, Inc.
Clinton, NC
709
IMV Technologies
Maple Grove, MN
121
Incinerators by Lewis Repair &
Mfg., Inc.
Cedar, IA
308
Iowa NAMA
Ames, IA
Pork Information Plaza
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Clive, IA
Pork Information Plaza
Iowa Select Farms
Iowa Falls, IA
1028
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
1127
IVESCO
Springdale, AR
338
J
J & D Manufacturing
Eau Claire, WI
213
JBS United, Inc.
Sheridan, IN
435
JIMDI, Inc.
Allendale, MI
1009
JRG Livestock & Pet Supply
Fort Dodge, IA
136
Jyga Technologies
Saint-Nicolas, QC Canada
218
K
Kane Mfg. Co., Inc.
Pleasant Hill, IA
729
Innovative Heating Technology, Inc.
Oak Bluff, MB Canada
1042
Integrity Builders & Supply, Inc.
Burlington, IA
645
International Nutrition
Omaha, NE
541
Iowa Agricultural Development
Division – Iowa Finance Authority
Des Moines, IA
238
Iowa Department of Agriculture
Des Moines, IA
1213
IPP/January 2015
59
Exhibitors
Kemin Industries
Des Moines, IA
931
Liphatech, Inc.
Chicago, IL
736
Manitoba Pork Council
Winnipeg, MB Canada
323
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.
Muscatine, IA
838
LSG Heath Systems
Bricelyn, MN
642
Manitoba Starch Products
Eau Claire, WI
327
Kiefer Mfg.
Kanawha, IA
142
Lynch Livestock, Inc.
Waucoma, IA
115
ManureMagic
McKinney, TX
134
Kirkwood Comm. College
Cedar Rapids, IA
1204
L
M
M. H. Eby, Inc.
Story City, IA
341
L.B. White Company
Onalaska, WI
908
M.E.P. Construction, Inc./Agra-tech
Manchester, IA
1128
LA-CO Industries, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL
1138
MAI Animal Health
Elmwood, WI
513
60
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Marting Mfg. of Iowa, Inc.
Britt, IA
107
Maximum Ag Technologies
St-Hubert, QC Canada
240
Merck Animal Health
De Soto, KS
401
Exhibitors
MetaFarms, Inc.
Burnsville, MN
523
New Modern Concepts, Inc.
Iowa Falls, IA
819
Nutraferma
N. Sioux City, SD
904
Midwest Livestock Systems, Inc.
Beatrice, NE
515
New Standard US, Inc.
Sioux Falls, SD
100
Nutrient Management Specialists
Cherry, IL
824
MOFA Global
Verona, WI
608
Newport Laboratories
Worthington, MN
807
NUTRIQUEST
Mason City, IA
1034
Moore Automation, Inc.
Trimont, MN
427
Nioex Systems, Inc.
Altona, MB Canada
943
Motomco, Ltd.
Madison, WI
1023
Norbrook, Inc.
Lenexa,KS
322
MPSAGRI, Ltd.
Ipswich, SUFFOLK
United Kingdom
138
Norems Equipment Sales
Ellsworth, IA
812
MSW Canadian Plastics, Inc.
Palmerston, ON Canada
823
Munters, Aghort
Mason, MI
504
N
Northern Lakes Slat Repair
Mora, MN
132
Nu-Era Heaters
Mitchell, SD
611
O
Octaform, Inc.
Vancouver, BC Canada
1004
Olmixna, Inc.
Black River Falls, WI
105
ONCE Innovations
Plymouth, MN
429
Osborne Industries, Inc.
Osborne, KS
222
Nuhn Industries, Ltd.
Sebringville, ON Canada
444
National Hog Farmer
St Charles, IL
439
National Pork Board
Clive, IA
1125
National Pork Producers Council
Urbandale, IA
1115
Nedap Livestock Management
Orion, IL
501
Neogen Corp.
Lexington, KY
934
IPP/January 2015
61
Exhibitors
Phibro Animal Health
North Mankato, MN
818
PigTek Pig Equipment Group
Milford, IN
801
PIC
Hendersonville, TN
219
PigVISION
Saint Paul, MN
227
Pharmacosmos, Inc.
Watchung, NJ
114
PIC Ireland GTC
Hendersonville, TN
318
PitCharger
Fordyce, NE
1134
Pharmgate Animal Health
Ramsey, NJ
443
PigCHAMP
Ames, IA
919
Pork Network
Lenexa, KS
1105
Pharmtech International
Des Moines, IA
410
PigEasy, LLC
Templeton, IA
122
PrairiE Systems
Sheridan, IN
235
Pigknows, LLC
Greeley, CO
1026
Precision Structures, Inc.
Wellman, IA
719
P
Parks Companies
Story City, IA
522
Phenotypic Acres, Inc.
Ames, IA
843
62
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Exhibitors
Preserve International
Lawrenceville, GA
116
ReproQuest, Inc.
Fitchburg, WI
626
Pride of the Farm/Span-Tech
Houghton, IA
727
Rush River Steel and Trim
Henderson, MN
239
Producers Livestock
Omaha, NE
1011
Ryu Arm Co., Ltd.
Buyeo-Kun, Korea (South)
711
S
S D Industries, LLC
Alexandria, SD
445
Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants
Ackley, IA
125
ProfitPro, LLC
Albert Lea, MN
911
Puck Enterprises
Manning, IA
829
Puretek Genetics
Albany, IN
809
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC
Mediapolis, IA
319
PW Aire Technologies
Olivet, SD
743
Q
QC Supply
Schuyler, NE
923
Quality Ag, Inc.
Alden, IA
214
R
Ralco
Marshall, MN
913
Renco Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
738
Reproduction Provisions, LLC
Walworth, WI
846
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63
Exhibitors
Schick Enterprises
Kutztown, PA
1025
SHAC Environmental Products,
Inc.
Medicine Hat, AB Canada
110
Smart Sort Innovations
East Rockaway,NY
408
Smithfield Farmland
Kansas City, MO
938
SOLAR FX
Ames, IA
1143
Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.
Dallas, TX
635
Sowjoy - Division of Den Hartog
Industries
Hospers, IA
1006
Spencer Ag Center, LLC
Spencer, IA
740
Stew Hansen
Urbandale, IA
245
Sudenga Industries, Inc.
George,IA
543
Superior Distributing of Iowa
West Des Moines, IA
941
Supp-Le-Milk USA/Soppe
Systems, Inc.
Manchester, IA
510
Swine Genetics International
Cambridge, IA
839
Swine Robotics
Leola, SD
922
64
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T
TechMix
Stewart, MN
638
The Maschhoffs
Carlyle,IL
108
The Parks Companies
Story City, IA
522
The Pinnacle Group, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA
535
Thorp Equipment, Inc.
Thorp, WI
519
Exhibitors
Tomco
Wantagh, NY
406
VanWall Energy
Perry, IA
935
Washer Systems of Iowa, Inc.
Des Moines, IA
145
Topigs Norsvin USA
Burnsville, MN
1022
Varifan (Monitrol, Inc.)
Boucherville, QC Canada
313
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Des Moines, IA
527
Tri-M AI, LLC
Boone, IA
937
Verdesian Life Sciences
Leawood, KS
1234
Wind and Solar Specialists
Alta, IA
228
Trojan Specialty Products
Dodge City, KS
225
Veterinary Sales & Service/EZ Preg
Checkers
Elmhurst, IL
300
Truline Genetics
Richards, MO
822
Twin Lakes Environmental Services,
LLC
Rockwell City, IA
511
U
U.S. Bank
Portland, OR
810
United Producers, Inc.
Columbus, OH
1124
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Des Moines, IA 1207
USDA, National Agricultural
Statistics Service
Des Moines, IA
12
Vita Plus Corporation
Madison, WI
1122
Vittetoe, Inc.
Keota, IA
1047
X
XFE Products
Des Moines, IA
438
Y
Ymker Insulation
Sioux Center, IA
127
Vostermans Ventilation, Inc.
Bloomington, IL 302
VTILLC
Washington, IA
826
W
Wahoo Concrete & Slat Saver/Slot
Lock
Wahoo, NE
241
Z
Zoetis
Florham Park, NJ
901
Zoltenko Farms, Inc.
Courtland, KS
211
Zoske’s Sales & Service, Inc.
Iowa Falls, IA
1019
Waldo Genetics
DeWitt, NE
619
USDA-AMS-Livestock & Grain
Market News
Des Moines, IA
1043
V
VAL-CO
New Holland, PA
644
Value-Added Science &
Technologies (VAST)
Mason City, IA
1038
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Advertiser’s Directory
6868
Alltech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Monoflo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Altenburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
MPSAGRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automated Production Systems. . . 63
NAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Bayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47
Nedap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Big Dutchman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
New Modern Concepts. . . . . . . . . . 72
Bioverse Ag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Norbrook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Boehringer Ingelheim . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Nutraferma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cargill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
PigTek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Central Confinement. . . . . . . . . . . . 56
PIT Charger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Compart’s Boar Store. . . . . . . . . . . 70
Prairie Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cuprem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Preserve International. . . . . . . . . . . 19
Devenish Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Producers Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . 62
DSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Puretek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Elanco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
PWAire Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Farm Credit Services. . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Smidley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fast Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Solar FX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gray Field Slat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Steel Constructors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Hamlet Protein. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Stutsman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hermitage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Swinecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Hofland Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Swineweb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Hog House Alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Tomco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Hog Slat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Topigs Norsvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
IBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Truline Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
JBS United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Uddertech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Kerns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
U.S. Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
LSG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
VTI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Manitoba Pork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Waldo Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Marvin Wuebker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Weslynn Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Maximum Ag Technologies. . . . . . . 54
ZFI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Merck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Zoetis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 31
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PRODUCERS’
MARKET
Plan to Attend
the 2015
Iowa Pork
Congress
January 28-29
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA
FREEZE GUARDS are BACK!
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Waterers are back in
production.
Contact Wes at
WesLynn Enterprises
(515) 771-6036
[email protected]
www.weslynn.net
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or call
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